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Partnering with Patients to Improve Therapeutic Outcomes: Incretin-Based Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes

Daniel A. Nadeau, MD Abstract: The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus has reached epidemic proportions. Current treatment options for patients with diabetes include lifestyle modifications (eg, diet and exercise) along with pharmacotherapy (eg, oral antidiabetic drugs [OADs], incretin-based therapies, and insulin). Despite the availability of effective and safe treatments, …

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Presentation of the Week: Know Your Numbers!

There are so many numbers involved in managing your diabetes, from your A1C to your cholesterol levels. An easy way to have your patients find out more about what numbers are important to know — and carefully monitor — use as part of your diabetes management plan. Click here for …

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Metabolism in diabetes mellitus


By Francis Gano Benedict, Elliott Proctor Joslin PART I. INTRODUCTION.   Perhaps no chronic disease makes such rapid inroads on health, strength, and weight as does diahetes. The large amounts of sugar in the urine, the polydipsia, polyphagia, and polyuria are observations so common in many cases that it is …

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New Weight Loss Combination Ready for FDA Approval

by Isaak Smith, PharmD Candidate, University of Florida College of Pharmacy Contrave (naltrexone SR/bupropion SR) is an investigational product from Orexigen, a company that specializes in the treatment of obesity. Contrave has just completed phase-3 trials (COR-1, COR-2, COR-BMOD, and COR-diabetes) and Orexigen has submitted an NDA to the FDA …

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